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  1. gazdkw82

    RFC cross connect formula

    I may have asked this question before but I forgot what was said and the problem has reered it's ugly head again. I was doing some RFC testing the other day. Did my cross connecting but when I was doing the calcs I kept getting the wrong figure. It seemed I was not pressing = before dividing by...
  2. M

    SWB van or LWB Connect or Caddy

    hi guys, looking for some advice on van sizes was looking at getting a small connect/caddy more drawn towards a connect tho as they have solid doors/bulkhead im also unsure if a swb would be suitable as years went on, Anyone have a swb van and manage fine? I dont really like the look of the...
  3. S

    Domestic How to connect a single zone manifold into a multi-manifold system

    Hi Guys, I have a multi-manifold underfloor heating system. The multi-zone manifolds all operate nicely turning things on and off as appropriate according to the main timer and the zone thermostats. The single zone doesn't listen to the thermostat and only obeys the central timer (ie on or...
  4. M

    Do I Connect Clean Earth On Metal Switched Socket

    I’m replacing old plastic light switches and sockets for metal ones. I’ve gone with BG Nexus range but I’m a little confused as to whether or not I need to connect a wire to the clean earth connection. Looking at the wiring diagram it is not used. I know I need to run a fly lead from the switch...
  5. A

    Can i connect 2 sockets to a fused socket and this inturn to a other fused socket

    There is a double socket on the wall where the main feed comes in and this is then connected to a none switch fused socket. Iv'e been told i can add a other fused switched socket and connect both together then run 2 additional sockets off the fused switch one?
  6. J

    TVG Electrolock Problem Ford Transit Connect

    I have just purchased a 2017 Ford Transit Connect with TVG security locks. The locks work intermittently and I would like to disconnect them and just use the original central locking system. I have read a similar thread here which is now closed. TVG will not communicate with me on this...
  7. L

    Domestic To connect old turntable to mains earth or not?

    Hi Guys, I am renovating an old vinyl turntable (Thorens TD-150 mkII is anyone cares) It is fitted with a 2-core mains cable, but there are lots of metal parts including sub-chassis and a 240v motor! Normally this is all earthed via the amplifier (phono leads), but I have swapped the 2-core for...
  8. V

    How to connect snap switch to this fan?

    Basically i have this 12v volt that goes on car battery, it has a speed controller that goes from 0 to like 50000 rpm if you turn it to the right. Red/black cable goes to the car 12v battery, and the controller switch is controlled by 3 tiny cables red/black/white. I want to solder a snap...
  9. S

    Suitable LED bulb for rechargeable battery

    Hi I am trying to make a light fixture with an LED bulb and rechargeable battery so that it can sit on table without any cords. What LED volt light will work with 3.7V 750 mAh battery (see picture) or 4.8V rechargeable battery (see picture) I am only finding LED strips and bulbs that...
  10. M

    Is this wiring in Denmark safe for a chandelier

    Hi, Appreciate any advice and help. I just moved from UK to an old house in Denmark and would like to install a large brass chandelier (1970s). There was no ceiling light when I moved here, but the wires are there. I attach here a photo. There is green/yellow wire that I presume is Earth, blue...
  11. TaffyDuck

    Caddy Maxi v Transit Connect L2

    Hi guys. Its been a while since I posted. I`m in the market for a new van and would welcome your thoughts. I work in an area with lots of narrow alleys and archways to drive through so a small van ( with well thought out racking) is needed. I gave up on Vivaro sized vans when I found myself...
  12. M

    Is it possible to connect 3 wire voltage regulator to bridge rectifier

    Hello All New to this forum so Hi to everyone. I just finished building a complicated device and I cannot seem to find much help elsewhere to complete the final stage. I had built a Hydrogen generator powered by 240 volt. The generator requires AC converted to DC for gas production so a bridge...
  13. E

    Please help !Need guidance howto connect light switch

    Hi Can you please tell me correct way to wire this single switch . does red goes in com hole and black above hole where is number 1? And does green remains attached to to old metal box?
  14. C

    Led lighting how to connect

    Usual problem,client wants led ground lights in lounge & dining rooms, Floor will be screed & tiles,how would you connect them,haven’t seen them yet,but they will most probably be pre flexed.
  15. H

    Is it OK to terminate switched fused spur with 13A socket?

    I am planning a new layout for our utility room and would appreciate some advice. We have three appliances (washer, dryer and freezer) that will sit under a worktop directly below the window. My intention is to feed this equipment via a row of three 13A fused spur switchplates located inside a...
  16. T

    Energy supplier refusing to connect up new PME supply?

    Afternoon all. Just had a weird one and was wondering if there was some regulation that I'm not aware of or if I've missed something stupid.... The DNO have brought in a new PME supply to a purpose built (permanent) shed in a field where there is going to be a new build domestic property later...
  17. M

    Connect 25 AA batteries in parallel and series

    Hello, I have 25 batteries that are AA using 1.5 volts each, that is total = 37. 5 volts for 25 batteries. I want to know please the right way to wire all the batteries together to make a parallel and series battery pack. Please tell how to wire each battery together to connect all 25 AA...
  18. R

    Garden Office - First Fit Advice and Electrician to connect up

    I am looking for an Electrician to advise on my first fit of lights and ring main for a garden office I am building. Once I have all the wires run in and the ceilings and walls on I require them to connect up to Consumer Unit and then connect an armoured cable to the house. Job is in SO45...
  19. Andy-1960

    How to connect cables - The American way!

    No wonder they have so many fires!!
  20. O

    Can I connect car alternator directly to the invertor

    Hi, please help! I want to make wind turbine with car alternator and put it on my caravan. Can I connect alternator directly to the invertor? I want to make my heater work from it. Or between alternator and invertor has to be something in between? Please advice. Thanks a lot!
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